Microsoft announced today that John W Stanton, touted by the Redmond giant as a pioneer and innovator in the global wireless industry, has become Microsoft’s 11th board member. Stanton is entering Microsoft’s mobile-first cloud-first era and will help the company transform.
“John brings extraordinary experience in the mobile communications industry and deep business acumen, and we are delighted that he is joining Microsoft’s board of directors,” said John W. Thompson, Microsoft chairman.
Stanton, who currently serves as the chairman of a private equity fund called Trilogy Equity Partners will join the Compensation Committee of the Microsoft board. Stanton is married, has two sons, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
“I’m happy to be joining Microsoft at such a pivotal moment in the company’s history. I know firsthand what an indispensable role Microsoft plays in the technology industry, in the lives of countless people around the world, and in the Puget Sound region, so I’m excited to have the opportunity to help shape Microsoft’s future,” Stanton stated.
“John’s insights into mobility around the globe and his expertise in working with organizations as CEO and as a board member will be invaluable as we transform Microsoft for growth and leadership in the mobile-first, cloud-first world,” said Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella.
Stanton joins Chairman John W. Thompson, Steve Ballmer, Dina Dublon, Bill Gates, Maria M. Klawe, David F. Marquardt, G. Mason Morfit, Satya Nadella, Charles H. Noski, and Dr. Helmut Panke.